ANNO'S FACES by Mitsumasa Anno


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A very simple idea, requiring the child's interaction: pictures of 45 different fruits and vegetables--labeled and arranged on a white ground--plus separate, transparent Mylar strips with a choice of four simple faces (happy, sad, large, small) to superimpose on the produce. The shapes--e.g., pear, cantalope, peanut, asparagus--are various and of many sizes and colors; the faces can be positioned in many ways; the resulting possibilities are unexpectedly intriguing, sometimes suggesting whole figures or personalities. Dividend: an introduction to such unfamiliar fare as persimmons and gingko nuts. Innovative, attractive, and sure to appeal to toddlers.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Philomel/Putnam